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Shocking! This former cricketer sent to jail for repeatedly harassing his wife

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 February 2019, 19:05 IST

Former New Zealand cricketer Cody Andrews has been sentenced to jail by Judge Philip Connell in Hamilton District Court. Cody has played for Auckland and Northern Districts in New Zealand domestic cricket. Cody was sentenced for not obeying court’s protection order after assaulting his pregnant wife by biting her.

In 2017, Cody was given 80 hours of community service when he first appeared before the court for his wrongdoing. But he breached court’s order in December 2017 only to appear again in Hamilton court in July 2018. Judge Connell then gave Andrews a final chance and warned that a repeat of the same would lead him into the jail.

But Cody didn’t stop and repeated the offence in less than a month. He texted the victim as many as 16 times and further emailed her 10 times in November last year. Cody has been held in the custody since November 16 according to New Zealand Herald and his lawyer Melissa James urged the judge to hand her client another intense supervision instead of sending him to the jail.

It’s a concern to me that he can’t comply with supervision and he demonstrates an inability with that by not being able to comply with home detention which is another factor in all of this...I’ve got a real struggle with anything other than a term of imprisonment.

“My concern is that you don’t seem to be able to comply with a judicial warning,” he told Andrews. “You have taken no notice of that and 16 times you have contacted the victim,” Connell was quoted as saying by Crictracker.

First published: 18 February 2019, 19:05 IST